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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Former WABC host Samuels dies at 69


Years ago, when she was a left wing host on WABC, Lynn Samuels used to do a change-of-pace Christmas Eve show in which, among other things, she invited listeners to sing Christmas carols.

This year on Christmas Eve, Samuels died. She was 69.

No cause of death was immediately announced. Her body was discovered after she failed to report for her 10 a.m. Saturday show at Sirius XM radio and the company asked police to go to her Woodside, Queens, home.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Papa Narcs Rats Out Toker

Papa John's supports its drivers turning you into police for smoking pot -- even if you're legal.

Let Papa John’s know that you don’t appreciate them narcing out any marijuana users, legal or not. Papa John’s International address can be found here and the number for your local store here.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

The American Dream

The American Dream is a 30 minute animated film by Tad Lumpkin & Harold Uhl that shows you how you've been scammed by the most basic elements of our government system. All of us Americans strive for the American Dream, and this film shows you why your dream is getting farther and farther away.

Do you know how your money is created? Or how banking works? Why did housing prices skyrocket and then plunge? Do you really know what the Federal Reserve System is and how it affects you every single day? The American Dream takes an entertaining but hard hitting look at how the problems we have today are nothing new, and why leaders throughout our history have warned us and fought against the current type of financial system we have in America today. You will be challenged to investigate some very entrenched and powerful institutions in this nation, and hopefully encouraged to help get our nation back on track.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

From Hard Times To Good Jobs -- Ted Williams, Homeless Radio Announcer, Becomes Viral Star

Second Chance for "Golden-Voiced" Homeless Man?

Get ready to start hearing about Ted Williams - not the baseball player but the "golden voiced" homeless man about to get a second chance in Columbus, Ohio.

Williams, a panhandler near Interstate 71, solicits donations with a sign saying that he's an ex-radio announcer with a "god-given gift" who has fallen on hard times.

A reporter from the Columbus Dispatch spoke to him and the result was an amazing video in which Williams demonstrates his soothing croon and explains how he went from a successful career to panhandling.

Williams describes meeting a radio announcer at age 14 who told him that radio is "theater of mind."

"I just said, well, hey. I can't be an actor, I can't be an on-air personality, but the voice just became something of a development over the years and I went to school for it," Williams says. "And then alcohol and drugs and a few other things became a part of my life. I've got two years clean, and I'm trying hard to get it back. And hopefully somebody from one of these television or radio stations will say, 'hey, I need a voice-over,' or ' I need something.'"

The story doesn't end there. The clip is gaining traction on YouTube and commenters have already begun offering Williams possible job opportunities in Columbus.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Back To Reality...

Trades for 2011, with Doug Kass, Seabreeze Partners Management.

5:15 - "...I also think it has consequences with the Greenwich Connecticut residential real estate market which should collapse."

What he seems to be saying here is that the SEC is going to crack down on the hedge fund community and go after fraud. Greenwich Connecticut is ground zero for hedge funds and it is the place where Wall Street people live. Think of the now long gone LTC -- Long Term Capital. If he is eluding to something to the likes of LTC then there will be a major bust for the players involved.

LTC was located just on the other side of the Boston Post Road on the back side of The Food Emporium in Greenwich Connecticut. Not much of an office building but LTC almost brought down the country -- they made movies about LTC and the LTC bailout.

He is saying that this kind of disruption will affect Morgan Stanley, Goldman, Meryl, etc. Is he saying that if active trading seizes up that there will be a cash flow problem for the traders that all live in Greenwich and that they will scramble to sell assets such as their homes creating a residential real estate collapse?

For example if you are working for the hedge funds, if you are working for Morgan Stanley, Goldman, etc., and you are making the big bucks -- millions -- and if all of a sudden the bottom falls out you will move fast to sell what you can as fast as you can. Will everyone run for the door at the same time?

I think he knows something's up... he's part of that crew.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Up in smoke... that's where my money goes...

Click to calculate

Click on the picture above to use an interactive tool calculating how much money you have spent on cigarettes in the past or how much you will spend on them in the future. When computing future costs, this calculator does not take into account inflation or the rising cost of cigarettes or the taxes on them. The actual amount you spend will be higher.

A pack of cigarettes now costs more than $5 on average—with some states tacking on additional taxes that raise the price even more. In New York City, local taxes have pushed the cost of a pack to about $10.

Cost of smoking: Based on $10/pack

10 cigs a day x 1 year = $1875
20 cigs a day x 1 year = $3650
30 cigs a day x 1 year = $5475
40 cigs a day x 1 year = $7300

How 'bout 20 cigs a day @ $10/pack x 10 years?
Answer: $36,500.00

(BTW, I have and continue to smoke my fair share, I have also quit for years at a time. Right now this $10 a pack thing may just be the deal breaker, there's a serious financial cost involved here regardless of all the other reasons to stop smoking.)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

IMAGINE... 30 Years

More stories, audio, video, etc....

John Lennon said he didn't want to become a "dead hero" three days before his death.

The singer, songwriter and peace activist said how he had no desire to die before his time on December 5 1980, three days before he was assassinated by a crazed fan outside his home in New York, 30 years ago today (12-08-10).

Speaking out against fans and those who criticized him for taking a five year break from music in his last print interview, John told Rolling Stone: "What they want is dead heroes, like Sid Vicious and James Dean. I'm not interested in being a dead f***ing hero..."

Download a podcast of the interview via iTunes.

John Lennon: The Rolling Stone Interviews By Rolling Stone

Friday, November 26, 2010

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Babes In Toyland -- AKA March Of The Wooden Soldiers

Get 'March of the Wooden Soldiers' on DVD (Colorized and Black & White)

It’s the only way to kick off the holiday season.

Old King Cole (the King of Toyland), Mother Goose, Little Bo Peep, Tom Thumb, a mouse resembling Mickey Mouse (and actually played by a live monkey in a costume). A mortgage on a shoe that is owned by the villainous Silas Barnaby (who is looking to marry Bo Peep). 100 wooden soldiers at six feet tall, (instead of 600 soldiers at one foot tall). True love, trickery, incompetence, burglary charges, dunking (in the ducking stool), banishment to Bogeyland, a wedding, a pignapping, caves, giant spider webs, secret passageways at the bottom of an empty well, an army of torch-wielding Bogeymen, an alligator infested river... this and much more is just part of another day in the life of our dimwit heroes Stan and Ollie (AKA Laurel and Hardy).

Babes In Toyland, AKA March Of The Wooden Soldiers, was renamed for its famous scene where the six-foot tall, toy soldiers, march in a stop-motion animation sequence which then changes to live action, attacking the Bogeymen with the bayonets of their rifles, defeating and trapping the evil Barnaby who is then covered by blocks that spell "rat", and driving the Bogeymen back into Bogeyland, where alligators appear to feast on them, eventually saving the kingdom of Toyland.

As the film concludes, Stan and Ollie give the Bogeymen a parting shot with a dart-filled cannon. Stan aims the cannon and lights the fuse, as Ollie turns away to avoid the loud blast, the barrel of the cannon flips backwards and unleashes the barrage of darts on Ollie, covering his back with darts. The film ends with Stan pulling them out one by one as Ollie winces.

All current prints of this film carry its re-release title MARCH OF THE WOODEN SOLDIERS, though only the colorized version and the black-and-white version released by RHI International contain all the original footage (other prints delete the opening sequence with Mother Goose).

Original script written by Hal Roach, December, 1933. Final script completed July, 1934. Filmed February, August - October, 1934. Produced by Hal Roach. Directed by Charles Rogers and Gus Meins. 79 minutes.

Cast: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Charlotte Henry, Felix Knight, Henry Brandon, Florence Roberts, William Burress, Kewpie Morgan.

STORY: Evil Silas Barnaby wants to evict poor Widow Peep from her giant shoe, marry her lovely and innocent daughter Bo-Peep, and, ultimately, destroy Toyland. He is thwarted at every turn by the efforts of toy-factory employees Ollie Dee and Stannie Dum, culminating in a battle between Barnaby's Bogeymen and an army of six-foot-tall wooden soldiers.

Get It

Monday, November 22, 2010

Mangia! Mangia!

Want a non-traditional Thanksgiving Day Stuffing?
How 'bout a White Castle Thanksgiving Day Stuffing?


Wishing all a safe, sane, nutritious and, most important of all, tasty holiday.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Protect Your A$$-ets

Dow Downfall: Index to Fall Below 1,000

Read 'Not Possible'

1,000 on the Dow will literally wipe out 90% of the market cap of the greatest businesses in America, and arguably the world.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Monday, June 21, 2010